The Department of the Middle East is currently looking to recruit an Ur
Cuneiform Digitization Curator to assist with the British Museum's
contribution to joint University of Pennsylvania/British Museum Ur
Digitisation Project.

You will assist the Cuneiform Curator by completing the photographic
digitization of all inscribed objects from Ur for use on the Ur database and
website. You will produce high quality images of all inscriptions according to
the Project's system and standards, and will identify, check and list all
inscribed objects from Ur. You will take the lead on the collecting and
incorporating of all publications of Ur inscriptions and will assist the
Cuneiform Curator in providing transliterations or translations of Ur
inscriptions where these are not available. In addition you will assist the
Cuneiform Curator in producing syntheses or other materials for the website
that will help to bring Ur and its finds alive and will conduct original
research leading to the presentation of scholarly papers at conferences and

With a Postgraduate degree in Assyriology (or equivalent) you will have
fluency in Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform of all types and enthusiasm. You
will have experience of digital photography and database management and will
have the ability to work as part of a team with some deadline pressure is also

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£26,820 per annum


Fixed-term for 2 years beginning 1st July 2013

Ref: 1337852

Closing date: 12noon, Wednesday 12th June 2013.

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